Health

Reducing redevelopment impact on health and wellbeing
Health / Urban Development / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Reducing redevelopment impact on health and wellbeing

No matter who you are or how you will be affected, the redevelopment of Waterloo will present personal and community challenges explains Elizabeth Harris.

Can the people problems be fixed by estate redevelopment?
Community Sector / Health / Winter 2016 / Winter 2017

Can the people problems be fixed by estate redevelopment?

Estate renewal and housing mix is portrayed by government as a fix-all for public housing estates. Geoff Turnbull asks can new buildings alone really address the problems created when government place people with higher and higher needs into public housing without the wrap around human services necessary for them to keep their tenancies and address their issues.

What is ACAT?
Ageing / Autumn 2016 / HACC / Health

What is ACAT?

You may have heard talk about the ACAT (the Aged Care Assessment Team) and wondered just what it is that they do and how they can help you. The following guide to the ACAT process for the older person and their family has been prepared by Enis Jusufspahic.

What is My Aged Care
Ageing / Autumn 2016 / HACC / Health

What is My Aged Care

My Aged Care is now the one-stop-shop for aged care services and information in Australia. Enis Jusufspahic explains the service.

What is elder abuse?
Ageing / Autumn 2016 / Health / Judicial System

What is elder abuse?

The NSW Elder Abuse Helpline provides information, support, and referrals to any caller who suspects, witnesses or is experiencing elder abuse. The Helpline was established as part of the NSW Ageing Strategy. Helpline consultant, Kyra Hazelman, explains what elder abuse is.

Help in navigating the health system
Ageing / Autumn 2016 / Health

Help in navigating the health system

As an ageing population, we will make more presentations to our GPS, specialists and hospitals than ever before. Charmaine Jones explains how advocates can help us understand and navigate the health system.

Preventing falls
Ageing / Autumn 2016 / Health

Preventing falls

Falls are a significant health issue with considerable cost to the community in terms of pain and suffering of the individual and family and medical costs. No other single cause of injury, writes Trish Lynch, including road trauma, costs the health system more than falls.

Spaces to play
Health / Summer 2015-16 / Urban Development

Spaces to play

Greater density for the inner city comes with implications for open space. Much of the space is designed for passive use and active uses are confined to walking and riding a bike. Glenn Burge asks where will the children and those that live in these new communities play.

Beyond the clutter
Ageing / Health / Summer 2015-16

Beyond the clutter

Relatively new population research estimates that over 600,000 people, or 2.6% of the current population may suffer from a hoarding disorder writes Mercy Splitt; yet, potentially only 5% of those people ever come to the attention of statutory or NGO professionals.

Providing a helping hand to those affected by mental illness
Health / Mental Health / Spring 2015

Providing a helping hand to those affected by mental illness

Providing opportunities to overcome social isolation can be an essential element for recovery by those affected by mental illness as two case studies from Joseph Vella and Agnes Wilson illustrate.